CPUT Interior Design



CPUT Interior Design

CPUT Interior Design, The practice of interior design relates to architecture on the one hand and to industrial design on the other. The aim of the course is to develop awareness and skills ranging from design in building to furniture design, and could be defined as the creative problem-solving process applied to the practice solution of three-dimensional programs, primarily within the environment of buildings.
Knowledge of the performance of materials and the possibilities they offer in construction is thoroughly researched and understood. Our students are well-versed in the skills required to communicate their design intention and be productively employable on graduation.
The Interior Design program at CPUT is committed to the development of a theoretical basis for the study and practice of design where creativity is linked with and runs parallel to theory. The program’s educational agenda is to challenge the accepted assumptions about Interior Design and test new ideas through design project work.’
 



Course Information and Fees

INTERIOR DESIGN

ND: (National Diploma)



The practice of interior design relates to architecture on the one hand and to industrial design on the other. The aim of the course is to develop awareness and skills ranging from design in building to furniture design, and could be defined as the creative problem-solving process applied to the practical solution of three-dimensional problems, primarily within the environment of buildings.The course objectives are:

  • To develop a critical awareness and practical application of two- and specifically three-dimensional design principles
  • To create awareness of the commercial applications of design
  • To encourage understanding of the responsibility of the designer to society and the individual user
  • To draw on historical and contemporary studies in order to heighten design awareness
  • To provide the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the performance of materials and how they can be applied to construction
  • To develop the skills required to communicate the design intention
Career Opportunities
The following employment opportunities are available:



  • Interior design firms offering a professional consultancy service to clients, offer the opportunity to work towards a partnership, or with experience, to establish one’s own practice
  • Shop-fitting firms providing a design and supply service for the installation of shop and office interiors
  • Retail groups planning their own interiors and employing shop-fitters on a contract basis for installation
  • Furniture manufacturers offering a contract or design and supply service
  • Interior design shops and suppliers of office furniture offering a design service
  • Architectural practices also employ interior specialists in their design teams

Admission requirements
Undergraduates
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
Postgraduates
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, including a period of experiential learning
Course is offered on District Six Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Thandiswa Madadasana
Telephone: 021 440 2237
Fax: –
Email: madadasanat@cput.ac.za

 

Course Information and Fees

INTERIOR DESIGN (Full Time)BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)



Graduates must produce a cohesive body of creative work that is a synthesis of technology, problem-solving and the application of research methodology. The course equips the graduate with current technological knowledge in the field of interior design.
Graduates must demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and conduct research and development in a specialised area of design and/or technology in the field of Interior Design. These skills, coupled with a deeper understanding of the implications of design thinking, will contribute to the development of the local interior design industry within the global context.
Career Opportunities
The following employment opportunities are available:

  • Interior design firms offering a professional consultancy service to clients, offer the opportunity to work towards a partnership, or with experience, to establish a practice
  • Shop-fitting firms providing a design and supply service for the installation of shop and office interiors
  • Retail groups planning their own interiors and employing shop-fitters on a contract basis for installation
  • Furniture manufacturers offering a contract or design and supply service
  • Interior design shops and suppliers of office furniture offering a design service
  • Architectural practices also employ interior specialists in their design teams

Graduates can register with the South African Institute for the Interior Design Professions (IID) as a candidate Junior Interior Designer, Interior Designer and Senior Interior Designer.

Admission requirements
Undergraduates
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
Postgraduates
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
For the duration of the course, the student is placed under the guidance of a supervisor, for both the practical and theoretical or written research components of the course.At the end of the period of study, the student must have completed a written report and a body of work, which will be exhibited on campus. A panel of staff, assisted by external moderators, will assess the exhibition.
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Course is offered on District Six Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Thandiswa Madadasana
Telephone: 021 440 2237
Fax: –
Email: madadasanat@cput.ac.za

Course Information and Fees

DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN

Diploma: (Diploma)

This is a new qualification which will be offered as from January 2018 and it replaces the National Diploma in Interior Design.
The practice of interior design relates to architecture on the one hand and to industrial design on the other. The aim of the course is to develop awareness and skills ranging from design in building to furniture design and could be defined as the creative problem-solving process applied to the practical solution of three-dimensional problems, primarily within the environment of buildings. Interior Design is a multi-faceted profession and designers are skilled at assisting clients to realise their goals and create interior environments that are both functional and aesthetically attractive.
To develop a critical awareness and practical application of two- and specifically three-dimensional design principles; to create awareness of the commercial applications of design; to encourage understanding of the responsibility of the designer to society and the individual user; to draw on historical and contemporary studies in order to heighten design awareness; to provide the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the performance of materials and how they can be applied to construction; to develop the skills required to communicate the design intention.
Career Opportunities
The following employment opportunities are available:

  • Interior design firms offering a professional consultancy service to clients, offer the opportunity to work towards a partnership, or with experience, to establish a practice;
  • Shop-fitting firms providing a design and supply service for the installation of shop and office interiors;
  • Retail groups planning their own interiors and employing shop-fitters on a contract basis for installation;
  • Furniture manufacturers offering a contract or design and supply service;
  • Interior design shops and suppliers of office furniture offering a design service;
  • Architectural practices also employ interior design specialists as part of their design teams.

Graduates can register with the South African Institute for the Interior Design Professions (IID) as a candidate Junior Interior Designer, Interior Designer and Senior Interior Designer.



Admission requirements
Undergraduates
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
Postgraduates
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements